Every girl knows the importance of shoes, whether you are dressing for fashion or for comfort.  I rediscovered the importance of shoes, in particular, a good winter boot at the Capitols vs Chicago game.  The boots that I wore to that game were two years old and heavily used.  They had holes in the heels and other functional problems.  My feet were frozen after that game and the half hour open skate which followed.  However, there is a happy ending.  The next day, before the Capitols vs Omaha game, I bought new boots.  Arctic weather boots, on sale, 50% off due to mid-season sales.  Warm feet, make happy feet, make happy photographer!